G8 acknowledges RH supply issue
1st June 2007
The G8 Summit in Heiligendamm, Germany, ended with an Africa Communiqué with several areas of relevance to the Coalition´s work. They reiterated their support for WHO´s work, including its prequalification programme and for regulatory authorities to help assure the safety, efficacy, and quality of pharmaceutical drugs. The G8 agreed to work with African governments to strengthen procurement practices and with international organisations and donors to intensify their efforts to assist countries in setting up a workable forecasting system for pharmaceutical demand. The G8 also welcomed innovative financing initiatives, such as UNITAID (the international drug purchase facility) and the Advance Market Commitments, to support development programmes.
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June 2007, RHSC